Africa’s 2024 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities to Regain Democratic Momentum

Africa’s 2024 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities to Regain Democratic MomentumAfrica’s multifaceted 2024 electoral docket provides opportunities to strengthen multipartyism, transition back to constitutionalism following coups, and rebuff perfunctory exercises.

Deaths Linked to Militant Islamist Violence in Africa Continue to Spiral

Deaths Linked to Militant Islamist Violence in Africa Continue to SpiralFatalities linked to militant Islamist violence jumped by 20 percent in the past year, claiming more than 23,000 lives—a new record. Over 80 percent of these deaths were in the Sahel and Somalia.

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Topic in Focus: Russia in Africa

Russia in Africa

Russia has arguably expanded its influence in Africa in recent years more than any other external actor with far reaching implications for governance norms and security on the continent.

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Oversight and Accountability to Improve Security Sector Governance in Africa

Oversight, accountability, and governance of the security sector are essential ingredients to a capable and effective force, mitigating infractions and contributing to a learning environment that improves future practices.

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Mapping Disinformation in Africa

Russia has pioneered a model of disinformation to gain political influence in Africa that is now being replicated by other actors across the continent.

Topic in Focus: External Actors in Africa
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Since its arrival in the Central African Republic in 2018, the Wagner Group has supported the Touadera government’s violent campaign against anti-government armed groups, with civilians suffering the most from this brutal campaign. In recompense, the Touadera government has granted Wagner associated companies lucrative mining licenses, while expelling communities to set up industrial scale production.

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Africa’s special relationship with India provides a foundation for a mutually beneficial and sustainable partnership built on African agency and capacity building.